Malaria awareness – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Each year there are roughly 300- to 500-million cases of malaria, and nearly one million deaths. So a great deal of research is going on to better understand how to control this mosquito-borne pathogen. Dr. Adriana Costero, a Vector Biology Program Officer at NIH says two recent studies are using new approaches to prevent the spread of malaria.
Costero: Both approaches have resulted not only in the pathogen not being able to be transmitted but also in killing the mosquito. So at the same time you’re preventing transmission, you’re also reducing the population of mosquitoes which could have an impact.
Narrator: For details on this research, visit www.niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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